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Sights and Sounds of the Minnesota Boychoir 1962-2022

Please enjoy these video and audio recordings of the Minnesota Boychoir over the last 60 years. The links below appear in the order they are referenced in the RCHS article. Be sure to check out the Listen section of the website for more musical enjoyment.

Morris Nilsen Boys' Choir performing “Now the Day is Over,” with soloists Scott Erickson and Robert (Bob) Meyerson, (1973).

2   “Emperor Waltz” by Johann Strauss, under the direction of Paul H. Pfeiffer—a Pfeiffer-era tradition, (1977-78).

3   Minnesota Boychoir performing “Thuma Mina”  on tour in the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey outside of Barcelona, Spain; an example of the blended soprano and changing voices singing as one choir, (2017).

4   “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Allegro and AlumSing choirs, with Artistic Director Mark S. Johnson; Paul H. Pfeiffer conducting, (2009).

5   Minnesota Boychoir members Aaron Ropers-Huilman, Liam Saldanha, and Kai Swanson play “Picky Choosy” during the Sing into Spring Gala, (2021).

6   “Dum Dum Dada,” a fun, silly song that teaches rhythm, (2014).

7   The Minnesota Boychoir sound, “Wanting Memories” by Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell, recorded by the choir, (2002).

8   Mark Johnson’s thoughts on leading the choir as discussed in his interview, “Music Matters on KSTP,” with reporter Kelli Hanson, (2019).

9   Minnesota Boychoir response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Virtual Rehearsal and the Winter Concert: Holiday Cheer with the Minnesota Boychoir, (2020).

10   Minnesota Boychoir response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Virtual Spring Concert: When I Rise Up, (2021).

11   Minnesota Boychoir singing “Prayer of the Children” in the Sydney, Australia, Opera House, performed on tour at the World Voices Australia International Choral Festival in Sydney, Australia (2011). The choir received a standing ovation for this performance.

12   Minnesota Boychoir singing their traditional closing song, “Blessing” as Mark Johnson recognizes graduating seniors, (2015).

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